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Business Referral Groups

Business Referral Groups help you develop a strong network that will drive business referrals your way.

These are lead generation groups of approximately 15-30 people who get together on a regular basis and learn one another's business so they can refer you to others. Only one person per industry/profession is allowed in each group in order to create a non-competitive environment where business referrals are openly given and received. 

Currently, the Chamber has five dynamic groups (with more on the way):

Business Referral Group 1  Business Referral Group 1: The Original   - Meets every other Wednesday, 8:35 AM to 9:35 AM (Midtown).

Business Referral Group 2  Business Referral Group 2: Business Connections Unlimited  - Meets every other Thursday, 8:35 AM to 9:35 AM (Midtown).

Business Referral Group 3  Business Referral Group 3: Connection Professionals  - Meets every other Wednesday, 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM (Downtown).

Business Referral Group 4  Business Referral Group 4  - Meets every other Tuesday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (Midtown).

Business Referral Group 5  Business Referral Group 5: Out Business Builders - Meets every other Thursday, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM (Midtown).

You must be a Chamber member in order to join the group. There is an additional annual fee of $100 (above the cost of membership) to do so. You will also need to read and agree to the Business Referral Policies below. 


On the application, you can select a specific group (so long as there is no conflict with another member's industry in that group) or simply indicate "no preference." All applicants are approved for membership by the respective group's president.


In order to get a feel for the process, you may attend two meetings before committing to join.


Apply to Join a Business Referral Group







Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Business Referral Group Guide